Felicity Palmateer is a pro surfer, talented artist and marine conservationist. An impressive string of job titles for a 22 year old, born and raised on the Wild West Coast of Australia.
In today’s surf industry, it’s practically impossible to be a young blond attractive surfer without also being a ‘model’. So it’s a pleasant surprise to see Felicity Palmateer walk the path less travelled and exploit her other gifts – a creative talent and devotion to the ocean.
During her pro junior period Felicity won a truck load of high profile events. She now travels the world competing full time on the ASP Women’s Star Series. With the realistic hope of qualifying for the Women’s World Tour soon.
Currently ranked 19th, Felicity has frustratingly missed out on joining the Top 17 in the ASP world tour by just a couple of places – two years running!
Fortunately her sponsors Billabong, Vonzipper, Aido’s surfboards to name but a few continue to support her. Fingers crossed for next year.
Her father is a potter, art teacher and surfer, and has clearly had a big influence on Felicity’s life. Her artistic flair fills the gaps between surfs, and can be seen on her clothes, surfboards and her new website.
Felicity takes inspiration from the ocean, and prefers to work with watercolours and ink. Current favourites are whales and the colour blue. Mandalas, feathers, reds and yellows also feature heavily in her current body of artwork.
You can buy Felicity Palmateer’s Art on Etsy.
Marine ConservationistLike every surfer Felicity has a healthy respect for the ocean.
Unlike every surfer she gets invited on dive trips in the Galapagos Islands with Jack Cousteau’s granddaughter to promote marine conservation.
With her surfing and artistic talents, I’m sure Felicity will continue to be a great ambassador for marine conservation.
Here’s a few more images to illustrate Felicity Palmateer’s talents: